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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Rodney T. Venterea (Rod)

Soil Scientist

Lead Scientist Soil & Water Mgmt Research Unit

Biogeochemistry, Soil Physics

Agricultural emissions of N2O and other GHGs

Publication List

PhD Soil Science, University of California Davis 2000

MS Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell 1991

BS Dartmouth College 1983

Adjunct Professor Dept. of Soil, Water, and Climate , University of Minnesota

Graduate Faculty Land and Atmospheric Science Program

Technical Editor Journal of Environmental Quality
*Chamber Bias Correction Method (2010 JEQ article) (example Excel file)


*Gas flux detection limit calculations:

Parkin et al. 2012 (article)

Parkin et al. 2012 (supplement/instructions)

Example calculations


*GRACEnet Chamber Measurement Protocol


*GRA Nitrous Oxide Methodology Guidelines

*Agricultural Research Magazine: Nitrite's Role in Soil N2O Emissions
Recent publications:


Maharjan, B. and R.T. Venterea. 2014.  Anhydrous ammonia injection depth does not affect N2O emissions in a silt loam over two growing seasons.  J. Environ. Qual. 43: (In press)


Snyder, C.S., E.A. Davidson, P. Smith and R.T. Venterea. 2014.  Agriculture: Sustainable Crop and Animal Production to Help Mitigate Nitrous Oxide Emissions. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 9-10:46-54.

Jin VL, JM Baker, JM-F Johnson, DL Karlen, RM Lehman, SL Osborne, TJ Sauer, DE Stott, GE Varvel, RT Venterea, MR Schmer, BJ Wienhold. 2014. Soil greenhouse gas emissions in response to corn stover removal and tillage management across the US corn belt. Bioenergy Research. DOI 10.1007/s12155-014-9421-0


Maharjan, B., R.T. Venterea, and C.J. Rosen. 2014. Fertilizer and irrigation management effects on nitrous oxide emissions and nitrate leaching. Agronomy Journal. 106:706-714


Maharjan, B. and R.T. Venterea. 2013. Nitrite intensity explains N management effects on N2O emissions in maize. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 66:229-238.



Venterea, R.T.  2013.  Theoretical comparison of advanced methods for calculating nitrous oxide fluxes using non-steady state chambers. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 77:709–720.


Venterea, R.T., Parkin, T.B., Cardebas, L., Petersen, S.O., Petersen, A.R. 2013. Data analysis considerations (Chapter 6).  In: Deklein, C., Harvey, M., editors. Nitrous Oxide Chamber Methodology Guidelines. Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions.


Van Kessel, C., R.T. Venterea, J. Six, B.A. Adviento, B. Linquist and K.J. Van Groeningen. 2013. Climate and N Placement Determine N2O Emissions in Reduced Tillage Systems. Global Change Biol. 19, 33–44.


Griffis, T.J., X. Lee, J.M. Baker, M.P. Russelle, X. Zhang, R.T. Venterea and D.B. Millet. 2013. Reconciling the differences between top-down and bottom-up estimates of nitrous oxide emissions for the US Corn Belt. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27: doi:10.1002/gbc.20066d


Special Issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Dec 2012:

Complete issue: Biogenic GHGs in North Americ (Open Access)

Audio: Beyond the Frontier Interview 


Venterea, R.T., A.D. Halvorson, N.R. Kitchen, M.A. Liebig, S.J. Del Grosso, M.A. Cavigelli, P.P. Motavalli, K.A. Nelson, K.A. Spokas, B.P. Singh, C.E. Stewart, A. Ranaivoson, J. Strock and  H.P. Collins, H.P. 2012. Challenges and opportunities for mitigating nitrous oxide emissions from fertilized cropping systems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 10:562-570.


Dijkstra, F.A., S.A. Prior, G. B. Runion, H. A. Torber, H. Tian, C. Lu and R.T. Venterea. 2012. Effects of elevated CO2 and warming on methane and nitrous oxide fluxes: evidence from field experiments. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 10:520-527.


Cavigelli, M., S.J. Del Grosso, M.A. Liebig, C.S. Snyder, P. Fixen, R.T. Venterea, A.B. Leytem, J.E. McLain, and D.B. Watts. 2012. Agricultural N2O emissions: Context, status and trajectory. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 10:537-546.


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Description of static non-steady state flux chambers used in field studies




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